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Chicago Regional Seminar

Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

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If you're an intellectual property practitioner, then you won't want to miss out on this opportunity to learn about the new 101 guidance and patent quality updates. Panel discussions with IP practitioners and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office representatives will include information on patent application readiness, the new 101 guidelines, patent quality, and ethics and profession practices (pending speaker confirmation).

CLE credit is pending. 

Agenda

12:30 - 1:00 PM   Networking and Registration 

1:00 - 1:15 PM       Welcome and Opening Remarks
                              Representative Danny K. Davis, 7th District of Illinois
                              Laura Pedraza-Farina, Professor of Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law     

1:15 - 1:25 PM        USPTO Update
                               Damian Porcari, Midwest Regional Director, USPTO

 1:25 - 2:15 PM      Patent Quality Update including Federal Register notices 35 USC 101 and 112
                              Dan Ryman, Director, Office of Patent Quality Assurance, USPTO

 2:15 - 3:00 PM      Patent Application Readiness
                              Moderators: Damian Porcari, Midwest Regional USPTO
                              Dan Ryman, Director, Office of Patent Quality Assurance, USPTO
                              James Muraff, Neal Gerber & Eisenberg                                 

3 PM TO 3:15 PM   Break

3:15 - 4:00 PM      101 Panel
                              Moderator: Laura Pedraza-Farina, Professor, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
                              Dan Ryman, Director, Office of Patent Quality Assurance, USPTO
                              Kevin Noonan, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff
                              Scott McBride, McAndrews Held and Malloy

4:00 - 5:00 PM      Ethics and Processional Practice
                             Charlema Grant, Staff Attorney, Office of Enrollment and Discipline, USPTO

5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

This program is free to attend; however, registration is required.

For more information please contact the Midwest Regional USPTO at 313-446-4800 or MidwestRegion@uspto.gov.

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Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
375 East Chicago Avenue
Rubloff Hall – Room 150
Chicago, IL 60611

Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM (CDT)


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